EASA has granted Jet Aviation an STC relating to the methodology and analysis used by the completion centre in certifying interior installations on Boeing 787 aircraft. It is the first such STC to be granted to a completion centre anywhere.
An EASA STC is issued when the completion centre has received approval to modify or add to the original design of the airframe, for example by installing a custom VVIP interior. With this STC, Jet Aviation is now able to apply methodologies and analysis that are pre-approved by EASA to streamline the certification process for cabin installations.
“Composite and carbon fibre-based airframes, such as the Boeing 787, require particular attention from completion centres and certifying authorities to ensure interior structures are installed according to the manufacturer’s requirements,” said Florent Klinger, Jet Aviation’s head of engineering. “This STC will enable us to increase the efficiency and predictability of all current and future 787 completion programmes.”
As part of the certification process, the completion centre developed hardware, processes, data sets and methods that standardise the assessment and approval approach, while allowing for complete customisation of the cabin interior.
“Jet Aviation Completions prides itself on innovative solutions to create the ultimate customer and cabin experience,” said Jeremie Caillet, vice president of completions. “Reaching today’s milestone comes after several years of collaboration with EASA, and I am very proud of the team’s effort and commitment in achieving this industry first.”